A STUDY TO ASSESS THE KNOWLEDGE AND PRACTICE ABOUT PREVENTION OF DENGUE FEVER AMONG WOMEN

11Manisha C. Gholap, DR. Vaishali R. Mohite, Dr Mahadeo B Shinde, Dr Prabhuswami Hiremath, Vaishali Jadhav, Sneha Thampi, Tejasweeta Gavade, Rincy Rajan

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Abstract:

A descriptive study was conducted on knowledge and prevention about dengue fever among women in semi urban area koyana vasahat, karad. Objectives of study were to assess the knowledge about Dengue fever in women, to assess the practice about prevention of Dengue fever & to find out the association between knowledge about Dengue fever with selected socio demographic variables. Methodology: Research design used for the proposed study was nonexperimental descriptive design; Sample size of study was 266.probability sampling technique was applied to select the subjects for the study. All the area of koyana vasahat is visited and required information collected suchas from homes & colonies. The schedule was prepared, data collected with the help of structured questionnaire. Overall Mean knowledge regarding dengue among the women (20.67%) had not satisfactory knowledge, (20.30%) had satisfactory knowledge, (33.83%) good knowledge, (17.29 %) had very good knowledge, while (7.89 %) had excellent knowledge. Total knowledge of women 62.28%, It was the evident that maximum of women had average knowledge about dengue fever. In prevention practice 69.54% women knew about breeding, 87.21% women knew about transmission of mosquito, 36.46% knew about use mosquito net, 9.39% repellent creams, women’s having average knowledge about prevention of DF. There is significant association between Education, monthly income & not significance association between water drainage and rest of the socio demographic variables. According to the study findings, women have average knowledge about prevention of dengue fever.

Keywords:

Assess Knowledge, Practice, Prevention, and Dengue Fever.

Paper Details
Month4
Year2020
Volume24
IssueIssue 5
Pages7650-7659